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4 Causes For Sudden Blurry Vision

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Have you ever had a sudden bout of blurry vision for seemingly no reason? Does it seem to happen fairly frequently, or is it more sporadic? This is not a normal phenomenon, and you should seek out advice from your optometrist or regular physician as soon as you can. Here are four of the reasons, besides needing a prescription, why you may experience sudden blurry vision:

1. Migraine

Migraines are a fairly common condition that occur around the world. Having blurry vision, light sensitivity, and even partial vision loss can signal the onset of a migraine. It’s best to reduce your exposure to bright lights and loud sounds when you are feeling these symptoms, as it can reduce the severity. If the symptoms worsen, you should contact a physician right away.

2. Stroke

While there are many symptoms of experiencing a stroke, one of the aspects we tend to overlook when diagnosing a stroke is blurry vision. For the person who is experiencing the stroke, this can be one of the first symptoms that something is wrong. You may also begin to feel weak on one side of your body, or potentially go numb entirely. If you feel any of these symptoms, or see someone who seems to be experiencing them, call 911 immediately.

3. Preeclampsia

This pregnancy-related condition is highly dangerous for not only the mother, but also her fetus. This condition, which generally happens halfway or more through a pregnancy, has many symptoms that seem harmless and unrelated. Some of them include blurry vision, nausea/vomiting (after the first trimester), chronic headaches, anxiety, and sudden weight gain. If you have experienced any of these symptoms in tandem, seek medical attention right away.

4. Brain tumor

While this is a scary option, it is one we should be cognizant of. Brain tumors can cause symptoms similar to those of preeclampsia, but brain tumors do not have to accompany a pregnancy to cause preeclampsia. Some of the symptoms of a tumor include dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, chronic headache, personality changes, etc. These symptoms may take time to emerge, but they need to be addressed as soon as they do. Contact your physician or go to an emergency room if the symptoms are severe.

Blurry vision can be caused by a slew of different conditions, but these are a few of the more well-known and severe ones. We urge you to take the time to consult your optometrist if you notice a change with your vision before it escalates into one of these more serious conditions. While your blurry vision may not be caused by one of these, it is much better to be sure that there is no underlying issue causing the vision problems.

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